Füchschen Alt - Brauerei Im Füchschen
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3.68/5 rDev -12.8%
Got this on draught at the brewpub served in the proper glass. Dark amber/reddish body with a thick white head. It has a good malty aroma but with a hop aroma that balances slightly. The flavor has a good hop bitterness but with sufficient malt to balance. Some sweetness is hidden in there as well and presents itself mostly at the end. Medium body with good drinkability.
07-19-2007 09:43:53 | More by drseamus
3.73/5 rDev -11.6%
.5L, Germany, bottled 11/3/10, best by 12/8/10. That's what I call fresh, honest beer.
Clear, brilliant amber with a tight one-finger head. Good lacing.
Aroma is clean, if a bit boring. Some spicy hops, minerals as well.
Flavor is dry and refreshing. Surprisingly hoppy, with a bitter bite much like Uerige Alt. Toasty, bread-crusty malts support the beer, which still remains light and drinkable. Tea-like bitterness really lingers on the palate. Mouthfeel is excellent-- soft and creamy.
This is good stuff, though I'd personally like to see the bitterness toned down a bit in order to let the nutty, malty flavors shine through.
11-11-2010 21:29:56 | More by dasenebler
3.78/5 rDev -10.4%
Sampled at the brewery/brewpub in Düsseldorf. (On-tap assumed, but perhaps from a barrel/cask.)
This altbier poured a clear, amber brown color with tan foam that clung to the glass in clumps. The smell was mildly malty with only a hint of hops. The taste was lightly malty with a very mild hoppy quality. There was a touch of caramel malt in the flavor. This alt was lighter in flavor than some others in Düsseldorf. The mouthfeel was very smooth with medium body and low carbonation. The flavors lingered only slightly (which is fine because the waiter comes by with a new tray of beers as fast as you can finish the one in your hand). This was a good "session alt", and was easy to drink.
01-21-2005 23:01:24 | More by UncleJimbo
3.95/5 rDev -6.4%
Visited on 4/11/2013. Fourth and final stop on my alt tour. Served in a .2l stange. Pours an amber hue with a loose, quarter inch, bright white head. Copious strands of lacing are evident during the tasting. Nose is malty with a hint of skunk. Taste reveals more hops character than malt; however, more balanced than the altbier from Schumacher. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body, but closer to light, with an even carbonation and a crisp finish. Overall, a solid alt - balance is slightly shifted to the hops end of the spectrum; however, the beer is tasty and easy drinking. The carbonation level adds a nice character to this beer.
05-12-2013 14:58:56 | More by Jwale73
4/5 rDev -5.2%
Standard Dusseldorf appearance, poured from the barrel with light carbonation being forced out by the fast pour. Slightly smoky, dusty on the nose. Assertively bitter with a herbally raw german hopiness (spalt I think). Very interesting and another classic altbier that I would love to have again.
10-31-2011 11:08:01 | More by foles
4/5 rDev -5.2%
Deep copper color, big, slightly off-white head that disappears after a bit. A malty, biscuity aroma. A creamy mouthfeel to this one. Goes quite well with the German grub. A very balanced beer, quite malty but has a great offsetting bitterness, and a bit of hop flavor here as well.
09-15-2003 16:12:15 | More by Gueuzedude
4/5 rDev -5.2%
Deep copper color, very clean, with a beautiful light beige foam, sticky and compact.
Inthe smell maltiness and caramel, intense, more caramel than in others Alt.
Malt and caramel in the taste, too. Maybe a light hint os smokiness. The hop is present, but it comes out in the aftertaste, quite bitteer.
As usual, great drinkability, and a bit more body than an average Alt.
02-21-2011 18:43:21 | More by stcules
4.03/5 rDev -4.5%
A beautiful deep copper-like orangey brown colour with a dense off-white head and plenty of lace on the glass, perfectly clear.
Smells very malty and somewhat caramelly sweet, with a strong roasty and nutty edge. A mild hoppy note is right behind, while yeast is in there as well. A spicy and very outspoken smell (that starts to disintegrate slightly with the beer warrming up).
A bit more sweetness to the taste, with the flavour of grainy and nutty malt accompanying. There is an oily kind of juiciness in the middle passage, that is succeeded slowly by a strong hoppy note and the Alt-appropriate intense bittering effect. A hoppy and still mildly sweet aftertaste with a roasty, almost smoky touch.
A nice clean feel to the beer, with moderate carbonation and body.
06-08-2009 21:29:26 | More by TKempe
4.05/5 rDev -4%
On-tap at Fuchschen itself, on to the beer:
This alt is copper colored and topped with a long lasting creamy head. Lots of lace sticking to the glass follows after each sip. The nose is very toasty and bready, warming and hearty. The toastiness is strong in the beer's taste, and very pronounced. There are notes of bread crust and a little bit of toffee to compliment the toast. It's medium bodied with a sip of carbonation, a bit hearty for a 4.5% ABV beer.
This is a dandy, spot on alt.
05-08-2013 14:55:19 | More by DoubleJ
4.1/5 rDev -2.8%
Thanks to Ethan for bringint this. I'm not super experienced in Alts, and this was a nice sampling of them.
A - Reddish brown colored beer with a white head and some spots on the sides. I thought that this one was darker than our first, but Alex and I held this side-by-side with the Schumacher Alt and they look almost exactly the same.
S - Smells a bit like the Schumacher, but a little less sweet, as there is some peat or smoke cutting through it that I like.
T - Sweet malts and caramel, but this one has a bit of a smokey/peaty quality to it that I like quite a bit. Pretty clean and refreshing, it has a heavier flavor profile than the Schumacher.
M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation and a clean finish.
O - Pretty refreshing and easy to drink, but has a litle bit of meat on its bones compared to the Schumacher. Enjoyed it quite a bit.
05-20-2011 21:52:33 | More by AgentZero
4.1/5 rDev -2.8%
I had a few of these on tap at the brewpub in the Altstadt after dinner at another brewpub (and Alts at a total of 3 places this night, good opportunity for comparisons).
The beer was medium copper color, crystal clear, with a solid layer of white foam. It smells slightly more hoppy than some of the others, definitely not to be described as highly hopped but just more floral things to accompany the roasted grains. The malts still dominate aroma-wise.
It tastes like a well balanced and flavorful low alcohol beer, good malts up front and a pleasant bitterness in the back. Between those two attributes there wasn't much in the way of sweetness. Light carbonation giving a light body, very easy to keep the glasses emptying.
10-31-2010 07:09:17 | More by TurdFurgison
United Kingdom (England)
4.15/5 rDev -1.7%
Subtle, but good. Caramelly/nutty malts. Nicely dry, pretty much all the way through, with a nicely herbal, bitter hops finish. This is my first 'real' altbier, and i kinda like it. Interesting, and very quaffable, nice soft mouthfeel aswell. The type of stuff you can drink all day, and then again all night. (bottle- GBBF 03')
09-27-2003 12:53:40 | More by rastaman
4.15/5 rDev -1.7%
50cl swing-top generously provided by Ethan. Served in a Hill Farmstead tulip.
A - Finger-plus of off-white foam settles to a thin cap and thicker collar, leaving a bit of lacing. Transparent copper-amber-brown body. Looks nearly identical to the Schumacher Alt, but with a touch less lace.
S - Again, reminds me a lot of the Schumacher, but with a darker edge to it. In addition to the toasted grains, and slight nuttiness there is also a touch of molasses and brown sugar sweetness. The added complexity is appreciated.
T - Taste is largely toasted cereal grains, with some light floral hopping, hint of nuts, and a little more sugary sweetness in the finish than the Schumacher. Different, but just as good.
M - Even though this is .1% lighter than the Schumacher it feels like a bigger beer - similar texture but with a bit more body. Crisp medium carbonation, and a nice clean finish.
D - I like the Schumacher a bit more, but this is nearly as good and seems a bit heartier - might be superior in the colder months of the year. Has all the facets of a good session brew - low alcohol, pleasant texture, clean finish. An essential for altbier lovers.
05-15-2011 18:41:28 | More by MasterSki
Füchschen Alt from Brauerei Im Füchschen
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